Beginner Needle Felting Workshop – Goldenrod Wool Painting

Learn everything you need to know to begin needle felting in a relaxed and supportive environment. In this beginner friendly workshop, you will learn how to needle felt this goldenrod design on a two dimensional surface, creating your very own “wool painting.” No experience is necessary! All materials are included, and you get to take your set of felting needles and foam pad home too! Freshly brewed coffee and tea are provided.


Date:  Thursday, September 26

Time:  5:00pm – 7:00pm

Location:  Grey Fox Mercantile – 70 Genesee Street, New Hartford, NY 13413

Flowers for Mom – A Beginner Felting Workshop for Parent and Child

Join us for a special Mother’s Day themed felting workshop for parent and child! In this beginner friendly workshop, you will get to choose your favorite colors from a beautiful assortment of wool as you learn how to transform these colorful bits of wool fluff into beautiful felted flowers! Wet felting is a process that requires only soap, water, wool, and your hands to create felt; so unlike needle felting, there are no needles involved, making this a great activity for adults as well as children. Each pair of participants will work together to create their flowers. All materials are included, and you’ll leave the workshop with two beautiful flowers to take home just in time for Mother’s Day.

This activity is best suited for children ages 6 +, but younger children can also participate with help from their parent!

Please note that the ticket price includes registration for 2 people (1 parent and 1 child). Want to register more than one child? Simply purchase your ticket here, and leave a note at checkout with how many participating children you will be bringing in total. We’ll reserve them a spot now and get them registered  the day of the workshop when you come in! Each additional child is $10.

Date:  Friday, May 10

Time:  4:00 – 5:30pm

Location:  Grey Fox Mercantile – 70 Genesee Street, New Hartford, NY 13413

The Story of the Black Swan

A Story from Australian Aboriginal Dreamtime

All swans were once white until the day when two swans landed on a lagoon inhabited by eagles at the foot of a mountain. The eagles were angered by this intrusion, and proceeded to pick up the swans, carrying them all the way to the southern coast of Australia. In flight, the eagles pulled the swans’ feathers out, dropping them along the way. After being released from the eagles’ grasp, the wounded swans were found by some crows who kindly offered them some of their black feathers so that they should stay warm and soon be able to fly once again. Their former white feathers later sprouted from between the rocks where they had been dropped as delicate flannel flowers.